Lorann Stallones, director of the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU, has been named Peer Reviewer of the Year by the Journal of Agromedicine.
The award is given to a peer reviewer who, according to the Journal, “exemplifies a commitment to assuring the high scholarly quality of what we publish.”
“We judged reviews on the basis of their thoroughness, scientific accuracy, clarity, respectfulness, guidance and constructiveness,” the Journal wrote. “And of course, timeliness.”
The Journal described Stallones as a highly valued contributor who provides reviews that are received with “an average turnaround time of just five days.”
Having authored 150 refereed publication herself, her appreciation for reviewers is deeply set. Stallones said that in her early career, comments from peer reviewers inspired her to do better, and now she returns the favor to other authors.
“I review to give back in the way of service to my profession,” Stallones told the Journal. “I also always learn new things from reading the work of my colleagues and that knowledge improves my own work.”
The Journal has long relied on Stallones to review papers with elements of epidemiology, injury prevention and the mental health of farmers and farm workers, as well as other underserved populations.
“The Journal of Agromedicine is fortunate to have reviewers and associate editors the caliber of Dr. Stallones,” said journal Editor-in-Chief Matthew Keifer. “She embodies the qualities necessary to move forward a field of study.”
Stallones is a professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Graduate Degree Program in Public Health in the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. She is also deputy director of the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS), one of 10 agricultural safety and health centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.